Veils - yay or nay? I'm considering a veil but if I wear one I want it to be worn traditionally but I've not seen this on many brides nowadays. Does anyone still wear veils traditionally?
Hi do what you want it is your day :)
My friend wore one and it looked beautiful. She wore it for a few days afterwards as well as she loved it so much. A traditional veil wouldn't suit my style of dress. I'm looking at birdcage veils. So it really does depend on what you want and if it suits the dress
I wore mine over my face to walk in and then had it put back! I think do whatever you want and what feels right!
I have always wanted a traditional veil, personal preference but I don't see myself not wearing it over my face - try different veils with your dress, once you find the right one you will know X
I was adamant that I wasn't wearing a veil, then when I went wedding dress shopping, the put one on and I just loved it!! Why don't you try one on with your dress?? I've also borrowed my bridesmaids veil so it's even more perfect! Xxx
I didn't want one until i tried a short one on with my dress. I'm not having it over my face though xx
I wore mine over my face walking in and felt really good about it, no one dose it these days but I really wanted to do it all. Do what you like, it's your day have it your way x
Here's mine worn traditionally x
I wore mine over my face and put it back for the rest of the day. I loved it
I wore my aunties veil had my wedding last October it matched my dress
I'm not wearing a veil at all. I find a lot of wedding tradition outdated such as the veil/white dress etc to symbolise the virgin bride and to protect her modesty.
I'm having one but not over my face. I'm getting married in a barn so it's a bit dramatic for my venue lol I think can only get away with it in a church or a much grander venue lol
I loved wearing a veil, I didn't feel right not wearing one. I didn't wear it over my face though just folded back
I wore one. It's your only chance so go for it. I wore it down and my dad pulled it back before he handed me over to my groom x
I will be wearing a veil. I have chosen not to get married in a church so I will not be wearing it traditionally. However, had I chosen a church wedding then I would have been wearing it traditionally. It's your wedding so it's up to you. Just because you don't see many brides do it these days does not mean it doesn't happen and it doesn't mean that you shouldn't do it. You should wear it how you want.
I wore mine over my face until we was pronounced man and wife
I had a bird cage style that just covers the face x
I really want a veil, I've dreamt about it since I was little. It doesn't matter what anyone else does, you do what's right for you
I wore mine over my face. Cathedral length x loved it x
Mine was a traditional cap veil. Think Downton Abbey esque. So not very fashionable but i had it handmade. Was exactly what i wanted
I say yes and nothing looks nicer than wearing it over your face until getting to the altar
I'm definitely wearing one, but still undecided if I'm going to wear it the traditional way or not. Maybe try it on and see what you think?
I wore a veil at my first wedding but it was a windy day and drove me nuts so decided against one second time round I tried a birdcage veil as I think they look lovely but decided against it as didn't like it on me. I think you need to try them on with your dress and see how you feel x
I didn't wear one
I was adamant no veil, went shopping, tried on one, cried and decided on a veil, but definitely not over my face. When it was my final dress fitting and I was trying on the veils to go with it and jokingly put it over my face. My Mum and Nan cried and I was like "no! It's not happening!" And the lady in the shop told me how much of a special moment it is between you and your father. Long story short, I wore a veil, and had it over my face. It gave me a kind of barrier from the rest of the guests when walking down the aisle which I really needed because I was so nervous. Xx
Both me and my sister did!
I wore a long mantilla veil, just one layer so not over my face which I didn't want. Try different types with your dress and go with whatever you like
I wore a veil traditionally - I had my hair done so that it could easily be removed after the ceremony and the put back for pictures, i wouldn't have wanted to wear it all day as it would have irritated me. A heads up it feels very warm when it's across your face x
I won't be wearing one. I don't really like what the tradition means, it doesn't cross over to modern life. X
Always wanted one and got one to match my dress perfectly. Personal preference
I wore mine traditionally and I'm so glad I did! My veil was cathedral length and didn't have a blusher (the part that goes over your face) so I had one on an extra comb and took it off after the service. I kept my veil on until the first dance. I'm quite traditional and personally feel like a veil completes the bridal look! Xxx
I was adamant I wanted a veil - I picked my dress and then tried loads of different style veils. None of them felt like me in the end so choose to go without. The decision is yours, do what makes you feel right :-) X
I'm not having one. Doesn't go with the picture I have I'm my head xx
I've got a cathedral length veil but I'm not the traditional type. I want it to complete the look and don't like the idea of having it over my face.
I wore mine traditionally but took it out and after pictures etc
The new thing seems to be a cape, similar to a veil, but attached to the neck rather than worn on the head
I had a traditional full length vail that was even longer than my train and everyone said how amazing it looked xxx
I wore a full length one and I had the face bit over when walking down the aisle. I loved it! I wore it all day. X
They were too old fashioned for me x
I'm going to be borrowing my aunties one. It will be my something old and borrowed
I'm not having one. I didn't want one anyway but after picking my dress and with my hair being red it doesn't go x
I wore mine traditionally and my Dad lifted it over my head once he had officially given me away in the service
I think it depends how you want your hair, I had an up do, big curls beautifully done with a chain hair piece, everyone commented, also I had a corset back that I wanted to show off so a veil would have taken away from all of that. If I had gone more simple I would of definitely had a veil :) x
I did! I loved my veil! I managed to keep it on all night x
Yay ... i bought a 2 teir veil ... The longer teir could be separated from the short teir enabling me to keep it on all night
I'm wearing a veil but not over my face. Just a single layer long veil coming out from under my hair when it's up. I saw it done like that and it looked a micture of traditional and elegant. I know my partner would hate a veil over my face in the traditional way and I want him to live how I look as I walk towards him on our big day